Rodricks: Baltimore has had big problems, but the nation has even bigger ones, and they’re hardly being addressed

I live in a city where a man — an off-duty police sergeant with 22 years of service — stands in front of his house on a sunny summer afternoon, speaking with a neighbor, and ends the day on life-support as doctors and nurses deeply experienced in bullet wounds try to save his life. Those of us who have lived here a long time, or even a short time, become numb to these stories, but the attempted robbery and shooting of Sgt. Isaac Carrington stands out because of when it happened, around 3:20 p.m. on a Thursday, and where it happened, in a relatively safe northeast Baltimore neighborhood, and to whom. (Balt. Sun)

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